Bihar Post Matric Scholarship 2022-23: Online Application, Eligibility & Benefits

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Bihar Post Matric Scholarship 2022-23: Education is the key to success, and it should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial status. However, for many students in India, particularly in rural areas, pursuing higher education remains a distant dream due to the lack of financial resources. Recognizing this issue, the Government of Bihar has launched the Bihar Post Matric Scholarship Scheme to provide financial assistance to students from marginalized communities to pursue their higher education.

Scholarship Type Post Matric Scholarship
Organization Government of Bihar
Objective Provide Financial Assistance
Beneficiaries Bihar’s ST, SC, BC and ECB

What is Bihar Post Matric Scholarship?

The Bihar Post Matric Scholarship is a centrally-sponsored scholarship program for students belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), and Economically Backward Classes (EBC). The scheme aims to promote higher education among students from marginalized communities and help them pursue their dreams and career goals. Under this scheme, students can avail of financial assistance for their post-secondary education, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs.

Eligibility Criteria for Bihar Post Matric Scholarship

To be eligible for the Bihar Post Matric Scholarship, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Candidates must be a resident of Bihar.
  • Candidates must belong to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), or Economically Backward Classes (EBC).
  • Candidates must have secured admission to a recognized post-secondary institution in India.
  • Candidates family income of the student’s family should not exceed INR 2.5 lakhs for SC/ST students and INR 1 lakh for OBC/EBC students.

Benefits of Bihar Post Matric Scholarship

The Post Matric Scholarship of Bihar provides financial assistance to eligible students to cover their tuition fees, maintenance allowance, and other necessary expenses such as books, equipment, and accommodation. The amount of scholarship varies depending on the course and the level of education, as follows:

  • For undergraduate courses, the scholarship amount ranges from INR 2000 to INR 6000 per annum.
  • For postgraduate courses, the scholarship amount ranges from INR 3000 to INR 8000 per annum.
  • For doctoral programs, the scholarship amount ranges from INR 5000 to INR 12000 per annum.

Additionally, the scholarship scheme also provides a reimbursement of the compulsory non-refundable fees charged by the institution, such as admission, tuition, and examination fees.

Application Process for Bihar Post Matric Scholarship

The application process for the Bihar Post Matric Scholarship is entirely online, and students can apply through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) or the Bihar Scholarship Portal. The following documents are required to apply for the scholarship:

  • Passport size photograph
  • Scanned copy of the Aadhaar card
  • Income Certificate
  • Caste Certificate
  • Bonafide Certificate from the institution
  • Previous year’s mark sheet
  • Bank account details of the student

The application process usually begins in the month of August and remains open until October, and eligible students must apply within the given time-frame to avail of the scholarship.


Bihar Post Matric Scholarship is a commendable initiative by the Government of Bihar to promote higher education among students from marginalized communities. This scheme has enabled countless students to pursue their academic and career goals, which would otherwise have remained a distant dream. The scheme has been instrumental in empowering the underprivileged sections of the society and providing them with a platform to achieve success and transform their lives. The government must continue to promote such initiatives to ensure that education remains accessible to everyone, irrespective of their financial background.

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